Are you enthusiastic about math and science? Do you want to make a difference in a young girl’s life? If you answered yes, then you should be a GEMS Mentor!
Be a Role Model!
We are seeking Mentors for an exciting initiative called GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science). The GEMS project aims to increase the participation of women in science and engineering fields by starting where it counts – middle school. Middle school is a critical stage for young girls where interest in math and science often fades or can be discouraged. Mentors are invaluable to the development of the next generation of scientists and engineers! Mentors devote three to four hours weekly to GEMS, two of them in a middle school.
Making a Difference, One Moment at a Time!
GEMS is a collaborative mentoring project for middle school girls designed to enhance math and science skills and increase interest in math and science career fields. The GEMS experience includes:
1. Weekly, after-school enrichment sessions facilitated by University of Maryland students that
o Encourage leadership
o Enhance science and mathematics learning
o Feature hands-on math and science activities
o Highlight the contributions of women scientists and engineers
2. Field trips to math and science educational and research centers, for example, Koshland Science Museum, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Museum of Natural History, Baltimore Aquarium and the University of Maryland
Participating in GEMS may satisfy academic requirement for community service.
GEMS mentors facilitate weekly, after-school enrichment classes in nearby middle schools.
Apply Today! Students (men and women) who are enthusiastic about community service, science and math, and have experience tutoring/mentoring middle-school age students are encouraged to apply. We carpool or take the UMD shuttle for transportation.
If you are interested in our organization but your schedule does not accommodate being a mentor, please inquire about other volunteer opportunities: curriculum development, field trip coordinator, funding, PR/Communications, IT, parent relations.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 are given FIRST CONSIDERATION. Don’t hesitate to contact us even if the deadline has passed!